Aid workers with Ebola head to U.S.

World / Science & Health Aug 2, 2014

Aid workers with Ebola head to U.S.

Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday. A plane equipped to transport Dr. Kent Brantly and ...

First Ebola victim in Sierra Leone's capital on the run

World Jul 25, 2014

First Ebola victim in Sierra Leone's capital on the run

Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident of the capital to contract Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease. Radio stations in Freetown, a city of around 1 ...

World Jul 17, 2014

Ebola survivor shunned as a 'zombie' joins fight against virus

Jamila got a cold reception when she returned home after 12 days in an isolation ward battling the Ebola virus in her hometown of Conakry, Guinea's capital. Though she survived, Jamila was fired from her job as a philosophy teacher because her school feared she ...

World / Science & Health Jul 2, 2014

West African Ebola toll skyrockets to 467

The number of deaths attributed to an epidemic of Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone stood at 467 by Monday, out of 759 known cases in total, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The outbreak of the deadly disease is already the largest ...

West African ebola epidemic 'out of control,' doctors warn in plea

World Jun 23, 2014

West African ebola epidemic 'out of control,' doctors warn in plea

An Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is out of control and requires massive resources from governments and aid agencies to prevent it from spreading further, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said on Monday. The death toll has hit 337 ...